Call for Action on Immigration

President Obama’s executive action will provide millions of our undocumented community members the opportunity to apply for temporary relief from deportation.

Urge Congress to support the President’s executive action on immigration!

Some members of Congress have threatened to stop administrative action through legislation, legal action or blocking funding for implementation. It is important for Congress to hear from people of faith that we support the President expanding deferred action. President Obama has signed fewer executive orders than any president in 130 years. Deferred action is one of the many long-standing forms of prosecutorial discretion available to the Executive Branch. Indeed, every U.S. President has used their authority to offer temporary immigration relief to groups in need since at least 1956. Ronald Reagan used categorical grants of deferred action for large groups of undocumented immigrants in 1987, as did George H.W. Bush in 1990. George W. Bush exercised prosecutorial discretion in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for over 40 percent of the then-unauthorized population.

Tell Congress that you support the President using his authority to expand deferred action!

Call 1-866-940-2439 to be connected with your Representative.

You can also call the Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 or find your Representative’s direct line at

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I’m from (City, State, Congregation/Community) and as a person of faith, I support President Obama expanding deferred action. I ask Congress to support the President’s decision to expand deferred action and to promote its implementation.”